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A digital look inside the human eye – when algorithms diagnose Diabetes

02.01.2019

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Digital retinal screening can detect diabetic changes in the retina within a few minutes using optical coherence tomography (OCT).

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OCT produces 40,000 scans of the patient's retina within 1.2 seconds. These are high-resolution retinal images with two million pixels showing various changes in the retina and its vessels.

Minor procedure with big potential

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Digital retinal screening is an important step in the development of precision medicine.

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